a gelato serving idea for a gourmet and romantic dinner

a gelato serving idea: fiordilatte cups with dulce de leche and glazed pancetta

Glazed Pancetta & Dulce De Leche Gelato Cups | the we need ice project by gourmet project
dulce de leche icecream cups with fior di latte gelato and Cointreau glazed pancetta flakes


a great gelato serving idea

This is the greatest way I’ve ever served gelato!

I was thinking of a nice gelato serving idea for a romantic dinner, and, as very often happens in my kitchen, I used what I had in the pantry and the fridge: condensed milk, pancetta and a liquor.

I made mini cups… because we are talking of fats, and fats, and fats… creamy, delicious fats. Crispy, seductive fats.

So even if we had 2-3 servings, it felt like we were just having a taste of it :-).


a dulce de leche icecream recipe

Course Dessert
Cuisine fusion
Servings 4
Author Claudia Rinaldi | Gourmet Project


for the dulce the leche:

  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 pinch salt

for the glazed pancetta:

  • 2 oz thinly sliced pancetta 60 gr
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1,3 tablespoons Cointreau
  • 3 cups fior di latte gelato or vanilla ice cream 300-400 gr


  1. Preheat oven to 160°C.
  2. Place milk, sugar and a pinch of salt in a bowl. Bring to a boil, lower the heat and cook, stirring occasionally. Wait until it gets so creamy that passing a wood spoon on the bottom of the pot it will leave a clean trace.
  3. Let chill 5 minutes and pour the cream in mini cups. (I used silicon baking cups). Refrigerate for at least a couple of hours.
  4. Heat the Cointreau in a pot (or microwave) & dissolve the sugar in it. Brush the syrup on both sides of the pancetta slices and place them on an oven sheet with parchment paper. Keep the remaining syrup for later.
  5. Bake the pancetta slices in the oven for about 5 minutes: you need them golden brown. Remove and wait until they chills.
  6. Crumble the pancetta, with your hands, a mortar or scissors.
  7. Time to assembly: take the dulce de leche cups from the fridge.
  8. Place a scoop of gelato in each cup. Sprinkle it with the glazed pancetta crumbles.
  9. Finally, season with a few drops of the Cointreau syrup.
  10. Serve immediately.


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